This hidden gem can be found tucked away down a private country lane. A stunning semi-detached residence set in idyllic countryside surroundings, yet still within easy reach of Evenwood Village centre which affords the property excellent local amenities including post office, convenience stores, public houses, two primary schools together with public transport links to the major towns including Bishop Auckland, Darlington, Barnard Castle and surrounding areas. Bishop Auckland provides all of the leisure and living amenities expected from a busy vibrant town centre together with excellent public transport links, both rail and bus, to surrounding major towns and cities, including Durham and Newcastle Upon Tyne. This property with its enviable position, will appeal to a wide range of buyers and we highly recommend an early viewing to appreciate the life style and quality of accommodation on offer. Currently used as a three bedroom property with games room and further living accommodation the versatile layout of the property means five bedrooms are available in total.
DescriptionThe property is beautifully appointed with versatile living accommodation which is set over three floors, with stunning open views from every aspect. The ground floor offers an excellent space for family living/ entertaining with a large kitchen/ family room opening in to the sun room with fantastic open aspects. These rooms have a thoroughly modern feel, yet still manage to retain the character of the building and reflect the rural setting, a main feature of this area is an Original Cast Iron Range, which has to be seen to be appreciated. The Bespoke fitted kitchen has many integral appliances and a seven ring burner Range cooker. The lounge has a cosy and comfortable feel with an Inglenook fire place housing a Multi fuel burner and solid wood book case. The first floor has three double bedrooms, large family bathroom and separate shower room all of which are well presented. From the landing, stairs lead up to the second floor accommodation which offers a variety of uses having its own WC. This space was originally designed and used as a twin bedroom with en-suite and separate playroom. It is currently used as a sitting room one and a games room. Externally the property sits on, what the vendor has informed us to be, approximately a one acre of South facing site. The well established gardens and surrounding, pastoral farm land give it a completely open yet secluded feel.
Utility/ Boot Room15' 5" x 8' 6" (4.7m x 2.59m) A useful storage, and the place to leave Wellingtons and walking shoes. The oil central heating boiler is located in this room, plumbing for an automatic washing machine and useful shelving. Ceramic tiled flooring and hardwood double glazed window to the rear aspect. Doors lead to the cloakroom (right) and kitchen/ family room (left).
Cloakroom/WC5' 5" x 3' 9" (1.65m x 1.14m) The flooring continues through from the utility. The cloaks suite comprises of a low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Hardwood half opaque double glazed window to the side aspect.
Kitchen / Family Room25' 9" x 14' 10" (7.85m x 4.52m) This is an ideal space for entertaining with a twist of old and new, which maintains the character of the building and reflects the rural setting. With a hardwood double glazed window to the rear aspect, solid wood flooring and beamed ceiling and double radiator. The kitchen area is fitted with Bespoke base units with contrasting work surfaces over, incorporating two single drainer sink units with a Swiss pro mixer tap with spray hose. Within the base units you will find a wealth of integral appliances which include two fridge drawers and a dishwasher. There is also a Range cooker which has a gas seven burner hob, two electric ovens, slow cooker and grill and an extractor over. The central island unit with granite work surface houses an integral larder fridge, storage cupboard, display shelves, plate and wine rack. The family area holds the main feature of this room with an original Range, which has to be seen to be appreciated. Stairs lead to the first floor accommodation, double doors lead to the lounge and an arch leads into the sun room.
Sun Room15' 1" x 13' 9" (4.6m x 4.19m) A room to enjoy the countryside view, with double glazed windows and French doors that open on to the patio area. The solid Oak flooring continues through from the family area and two single radiators.
Lounge17' 1" x 15' 2" (5.21m x 4.62m) A cosy and comfortable room which has views to two aspects with double glazed window to the front overlooking the open field and double glazed French doors overlooking the garden area to the side. The main features in this room are the inglenook fire which has a solid oak mantel and a sand stone hearth housing a multi fuel burning stove and the wall of solid wood book shelves. Again the flooring follows through from the family room and has single radiator.
LandingAccess to the three bedrooms, family bathroom and separate shower room.
Bedroom One14' 0" x 12' 0" (4.27m x 3.66m) Situated at the front of the property with open countryside views to two aspects and single radiator.
Bedroom Two15' 1" x 10' 5" (4.6m x 3.18m) A good size double bedroom which is situated at the rear of the property, double glazed window with open views and a single radiator.
Bedroom Three14' 11" x 11' 5" (4.55m x 3.48m) Another good size double bedroom, with double glazed window to the front aspect again having countryside views. Original Cast Iron feature fire with wooden mantel, solid wood book shelves and single radiator.
Bathroom11' 8" x 10' 11" (3.56m x 3.33m) An above average size family bathroom, the suite comprises of a tongue and groove panelled bath which has steps leading up to it, low level WC and a vanity unit houses his and hers sinks. Under stairs airing/ storage cupboard. Tongue and groove ceiling double glazed half opaque window to the rear aspect and single radiator.
Shower Room7' 3" x 5' 0" (2.21m x 1.52m) Ideal for families this property has a separate shower room which briefly comprises of a double shower cubicle with power shower, stone base and dry wall panelling to the shower walls. A low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin.
Sitting Room16' 9" x 15' 3" (5.11m x 4.65m) With two Velux style windows, double glazed window to the side aspect and storage to the eaves. Two double radiators.
WC5' 3" x 4' 1" (1.6m x 1.24m) Comprising of a low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Tongue and groove panelled walls and ceiling, storage to the eaves.
Games Room15' 6" x 15' 3" (4.72m x 4.65m) With two Velux style windows, storage to the eaves and double radiator. Pool table (7' x 4') with slate bed and over table lighting.
ExternalThe vendor has informed that the property sits on a plot of approximately one acre of land and is access via shared driveway which leads to a pebbled parking area and large double fronted garage (32'4 x 19'0) with power and light at the rear of the property. There is a low stone wall surrounding the property with steps over which lead to a paved court yard area with raised herb and flower beds, this leads around to the side elevation where there is a gravel and paved patio area with external lighting and power points, this continues around to the front. At the front there are steps that lead over the wall to the first garden area, which is mainly laid to lawn with gravelled pathways and mature shrub, plants and tree borders with a garden shed (12'0 x 8'), wood store and oil storage tank. This area opens into the larger garden area which is laid to lawn and majority conifer and fence enclosed.
Further InformationThe property is former railway cottages built circa 1870-1880. The cottages were used to service a goods yard on the Haggerleases branch line, which is a spur of the Stockton to Darlington railway (the Barnard Castle extension). Coal from the local pits Thrushwood and Randolf was freighted onwards from the goods yard which also possibly helped to service the Gaunless Corn Mill - which was located just across the river from the property.